ELEVATE to ELEVATE

I serve on the board of the International Coach Federation (ICF) Toronto Chapter. We held our annual coaching conference in February this year. The theme of the conference was ELEVATE.

As I sat through the conference of more than 200 coaches listening to our wonderful speakers, I reflected on the theme and what it means for leaders and coaches.

The four-part test of a high-trust culture

I’ve been having a lot of conversations with clients lately about how to create a culture of trust. Here’s a four-part “test” to see how well you’re doing on that front.

The One Thing Great Leaders Never Do!

The ever-increasing presence of knowledge workers (people who know more about what they are doing than their boss does) presents challenges to modern-day leaders that their counterparts in years gone by were not called to address.

10 Things Great Leaders Say That Creates Engaged Teams

Great leadership is about creating great relationships with your teams and inspiring them to go above and beyond. Here are 10 things that great leaders say to create highly engaged and motivated teams.

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One Question Accurately Predicts On-The-Job Performance

My first search assignment – more than 40 years ago – was for a plant manager for an automotive parts manufacturing company. There was no job description for the role, so when I met the company president, I asked this one question.

Strategy Needs Creativity

I’ve noticed that business school students often feel frustrated when they’re taught strategy. There’s a gap between what they learn and what they’d like to learn.

The Feedback Fallacy

The debate about feedback at work isn’t new. Since at least the middle of the last century, the question of how to get employees to improve has generated a good deal of opinion and research.

7 Ways To Start Innovating When You Are Afraid Of Change

The implementation of creative ideas to generate value. Staying relevant. A new idea or method, or the use of new ideas and approaches. Turning an idea into a solution that adds value.